1Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, which is in accord with the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus,
to Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
3I am grateful to God, whom I serve with a clear conscience, as my ancestors did, as I constantly remember you in my supplications night and day,
longing to see you (having remembered your tears), so that I am filled with joy,
having been reminded of the sincere trust that is in you, the kind that first dwelt in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and, I am persuaded, in you also.
6For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God that is in you through the laying on of my hands.
7For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and self-control.
8Therefore, do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the Good News—relying on the power of God
who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not based on our works, but based on his own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before the ages of time,
10but now has been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death, and brought life and immortality to light through the Good News,
to which I was appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher,
12which is why I also am suffering these things. But I am not ashamed, for I know him whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to guard that which he has entrusted to me against that day.
Hold to the pattern of sound words that you have heard from me, in trust and love that is in Christ Jesus.
14The good deposit that was committed to you, guard through holy spirit that dwells in us.
This you know, that all who are in the province of
Asia turned away from me, of whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes.
May the Lord grant mercy to the house of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains,
but, when he was in Rome, he searched for me diligently, and found me
18(may the Lord grant to him to find mercy from the Lord in that day), and you well know all the service he rendered at Ephesus.